It wasn't all bad, though. I managed to basically mentally map out all of Episode 2 for Red Hood Rider. Not quite down to the last page, but dialog, when, and where is pretty much nailed down. Pages are sort-of flowing in my head, alt-text beginning to form, and my author's comments are solidly locking themselves down.
It's not quite the detail I had for the prologue, but it's spanning a greater amount of content more coherently, and for one day, that's pretty dang impressive. (It took me much longer than that to get the prologue blocked out in my mind.)
Didn't get to write the whole thing down on paper (since this is too much to mentally carry around), but got through the pre-chapter-omake, along with the entire first scene (both halves of it), which pretty much means a third of the entire episode. (The second third deals with Sally at her home, basically, while the third is Sally in action--and I realized that I could have Gary there, so he will be, with dialog, allowing more depth and interaction and dynamics. My story's actually becoming coherent!)
So very, very happy about that much. Still need to finish it (I'm probably going to write on the original paper, just with pencil instead of pen. Something I never do, except for one other time, but this is IMPORTANT, and I want it on paper right NOW), but another thing I also spent a little time expanding is Gary's powers. Yes, he's plenty-strong, but as one of the technique-focused Riders, he is the type to do this sort of thing. The first, unlocked as part of his 'wave' powers, is a simple amplification: he claps his hands together...but no sound comes from the clap itself. After a brief pause, he then separates his hands, releasing a giant shockwave: said soundwave was the clap's, well, clap sound, having been trapped, then amplified and released as a basic defense/blast. (It is, incidentally enough, one example of a hero copying a teammate's technique, in this case being pretty similar to Hannah/Aeris's own blastwave.)
The other power I decided to give him is a fine, pinpoint range technique. (Most of his ranged attacks are very flashy slashes and whatnot, leaving a lot of damage, being slow, and generally not being really effective because they're easy to see coming, easy to block/dodge, and are little more than distractions overall.) In this case, it'd start with him having a large ball of water (think a full two-handed sphere's worth), and compressing it down to a fraction of that size (think marble-sized, fitting rather comfortably hovering just above the palm of the hand), and from there, shooting bits of that compressed water as if bullets. (This being another instance of stealing a teammate's technique, since Ruby uses blood bullets, though in her case it's not literal blood and the bullets can actually do more damage than Gary's version can. Mainly, penetration.)
The bullets pack a mean punch, but never actually pierce their target (something Ruby's blood bullets will do), especially not the skin, leaving bloodless carnage. That type of blunt force stings, really, REALLY badly, to an incapacitating degree, and because this is some serious force, it can even cause microfractures in bones and pinch nerves, hurting/crippling/knocking out the target, but never really causing any long-term permanent damage to speak of, making it a perfect pacifier. And, again. These are bullets that he has fine control over their trajectory, making him capable of trick shots. (He's the smart guy, too, so that means he USES this!) He knows how, where, and when to shoot the bullet to produce a shot that will give the desired results. And he can do this over a very long distance, firing from multiple angles...at a machine-gun speed. In short, he puts Ruby, Sally, and Sky to shame in their specialty, but not without cost--he has limited ammo, which takes time to restock.
The other Riders, obviously, lack that weakness, thus, they don't leave themselves vulnerable. (And, yes, he DOES leave himself extremely vulnerable when preparing the technique, because he has to use both hands to compress the water and focus all of his attention on the task for several seconds, during which he is completely open to attack.)
Soyeah, I just powered him up EVEN MORE. Makes sense when you think about it, though. I gave Ruby a big powerup way back when, and recently just gave Sally a large one, too; him being the third main Rider, he was due for an upgrade himself.